Uniting Distant Stars values and recognizes our Business Sponsors, Foundation Partners, Non-Profit Collaborators, and Star Champion Monthly Donors.

Business Sponsors

Thank you to our business sponsors! If you like to be a sponsor or provide ongoing support, please email us at [email protected].

Tambah & Sons Construction, founded by Branko Tambah, is a family-owned business that has been licensed & fully insured in Minnesota since 2016. They provide new home construction, remodeling, & many other services. Please call (651) 757-6541 & make your dreams come true. Tambah & Sons has been a supporter since 2014.

IfrIMart, founded by Tashie George, is a state-of-the-art online international premier retailer of household goods and grocery items. IfriMart started hosting fundraisers in 2016, including the annual Dinner & Movie event. Please visit their website and place an order today.

Foundation Partners

As a 501(c) Tax-Exempt Organization. we welcome any grant opportunities that align with our mission. Please share ideas or introduce us to a grantmaker at [email protected]

Sundance Family Foundation gave a $3,000 grant to UDS Backpacks for Peace Service Learning Project in 2015. This project taught 20 youths how to sew recycled plastic into backpacks. The finished backpacks were filled with school supplies and donated to young children at a local primary school.

Non-Profit Collaborators

Uniting Distant Stars appreciates our non-profit partners serving children and youth as follows:

youthriveMinnesota Organization: Hosted and organized the Nobel Peace Prize Youth Forum and Being the Change Events from 2014 through 2017. Our youth participated in these events via Google Hangout or Skype and connected with their peers in Minnesota and other states.

African Dream Academy (ADA), Liberia Organization: Provided recycled drinking water plastic sachets for the 2014 pilot backpack project and 2015 Backpacks for Peace Service Learning Project. Both innovative projects helped youth learn how to sew and reuse discarded material.

Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy (SLFND), Minnesota & Sierra Leone Organization: Provided a 72-hour Permaculture Design Certification course to over 40 Uniting Distant Stars students in 2019. The SLFND team showed how to use organic material for composting, gardening, etc.

Star Champions 

Uniting Distant Stars appreciates our monthly donors, who help with our sustainability. If you like to be a monthly donor, please go to our Star Champion program page to learn more. 

Thank you to our Star Champions! 

  • Rita Apaloo
  • Donna Cannon
  • Heather Cannon
  • Toni Cannon